Just got a letter today from Cambridge saying my feedback:
"Rushda was one of our strongest candidates - bright, thoughtful, and tenacious in discussion. This was, however, a very strong group and she only just missed out by lacking some of the logic skills of the very best candidates"
Hmmmm *sigh* And to think I understood the logic question and was kicking myself afterwards about being so stupid when discussing it and making really silly mistakes.
What should I make of this? reapply? move on? feel even more depressed? I'm all confused.
yeh take a year out i am :-)
I would reapply based on that :/
That would be a bit of a tough job to get it in on the 1st of september - You'd need all your teachers to write new references based on your results (on the other handj you will get all As so you get them to write provisional ones on the basis you get the grades you expect. Also if you apply online the form takes ages to fill out.
Thank you so much for all your advice everyone! Of course I'd have to write a new personal statement etc. It really all depends on my grades at A2 I think - since "98% of all applicants had at least 3 As at AS" I'm sure that would have been a factor as well.
And ironically enough I have read Hodges but it was a matter of applying it to the on-the-spot questions which was difficult, partly due to nervousness! I'm normally a clear headed person and logic requires that, but believe me...doing complex logic problems on the spot is awful when you are so nervous!
Being rejected twice would be a bitter pill to swallow.
Is it really worth putting yourself back a year and spending more time on applications etc when you can just go to an excellent university like York???